That's what's so spectacular about the Urban Nutcracker--it's not just a great show, as professional and endearing as any
In 2001, Tony Williams, the first biracial member of Boston Ballet back in the 1960s, noticed he had 20 boys among the 100
Nitpikinsky professes to have run her own ballet school in America - after having trained and danced professionally in Europe
"The Hard Nut" puts an edgy, gender-bending spin on the classic story.
San Francisco Ballet holds the distinction of having been the first company in the United States to present the complete
I first saw Hansuke Yamamoto as the Bluebird in San Francisco Ballet's 2006 presentation of Sleeping Beauty. He leaped out from stage right and at such height that it sparked an audible gasp throughout the War Memorial Opera House.
It's not just the ballet companies that are producing "Nutcracker" either. In response to the work's popularity, companies presenting many other styles of dance have tried their hand at interpreting Tschaikovsky's 1892 score.
"I am experiencing a kind of crisis," Tchaikovsky wrote gloomily, after being ordered by the tzar's flunkeys to compose a ballet score for a flimsy tale centred around children, rats and a candy kingdom. After the glory of The Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker commission seemed like an insult.
Urban Outfitters is back in the hotseat but they really should have seen this one coming.
Russian Ballet dancers Lyubov Tchernicheva, Alice Nikitina, Alexandra Danilova (1904-1997), Felia Doubrovska and Serge Lifar
Lustig reminds us that the company is an integral part of Oakland's vibrant arts community, and cites strong support from the City of Oakland, as well as from his board, that this year has enabled him to commit to three performances of The Nutcracker.
So we decided to round up a few picture-perfect moments on Twitter this week to show everyone why we love "The Nutcracker
Kana Kimura in Nutcracker Rouge. Photographer: Phillip Van Nostrand The slightly edgier and naughtier take on Mr. George
Born in the Russian Empire in 1840, Tchaikovsky was an average 19th century civil servant before his ballets, operas, and
Eight months ago, the Miami City Ballet was a mess. The remarkable Edward Villella was beginning his last season as artistic director, the organization had run out of cash, its executive director had left and the survival of the institution was truly in doubt.
Considering the art of rock climbing and sport of cliff scaling, we might have better fiscal sports analysis from ESPN than CNN. We know it's got something to do with debt and taxes. Just what we're not clear.
I grew up enchanted with The Nutcracker. Thanks to the Puppet Co. at Glen Echo I was able to take two of my children to a Nutcracker production this year.
We know it's a bit early to be thinking about Christmas (Thanksgiving hasn't even passed yet!), but we can't help but get
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Ballet announced on Wednesday that this year's performance of "The Nutcracker" will feature